ELECTION RESULTS SINCE 1952


1952 Nov. 16
Greek Rally (Ellinikos Synagermos)*    49% of votes            247 seats
Union of the Parties (Kommata Kendrou)  34%                      51
United Democratic Left                  
(EDA: Eniea Dimokratiki Aristera)       10%                       0
*Marshall Alexander Papagos prime minister.


1956 Feb. 19
National Radical Union*
(ERE: Ethniki Rizospastiki Enosis)      47% of votes            165 seats
Democratic Union (Dimokratiki Enosi)    48%                     132
*Constantinos Karamanlis prime minister.

1958 Mar.11
National Radical Union (ERE)*           41% of votes            171 seats
United Democratic Left (EDA)            24%                      79
Liberal Party (Komma Fileleftheron)     21%                      46
*Constantinos Karamanlis prime minister

1961 Oct. 29
National Radical Union (ERE)*           51% of votes            176 seats
Center Union (EK: Enosis Kentrou)       34%                     100
United Democratic Left (EDA)            15%                      24
*Constantinos Karamanlis, prime minister

1963 Nov. 3
Center Union (EK)*                      42% of votes            138 seats
National Radical Union (ERE)            39%                     132
United Democratic Left (EDA)            14%                      28
*George Papandreou, prime minister

1964 Feb. 16
Center Union (EK)*                      53% of votes            171 seats
National Radical Union (ERE)            35%                     107
United Democratic Left (EDA)            12%                      22
*George Papandreou, prime minister

April 21 1967-July 24 1974:   MILITARY  DICTATORSHIP.

1974 Nov. 17                                                    
New Democracy (ND: Nea Dimokratia)*     54% of votes            220 seats
Center Union (EK)                       20%                       60 
Panhellenic Socialist Movement
(PASOK: Panellinio Sosialistiko Kinima) 14%                       12
United Left (Enomeni Aristera)          10%                        8
*Constantinos Karamanlis, prime minister

1977 Nov. 20 
New Democracy (ND)*                     42% of votes                    171 seats
Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK)  25%                              93
Union of the Democratic Center
(EDIK: Eniea Dimokratiki Enosis Kendrou)12%                              16
Communist Party of Greece
(KKE: Kommounistiko Komma Elladas)       9%                              11
National Camp (EP: Ethniki Parataxis)    7%                               5
Progressive Left Coalition               3%                               2   
(SAP: Synaspismos Aristeras & Proodu)
*Constantinos Karamanlis, prime minister (replaced by George Rallis when the former was elected president, in 1980)

1981 Oct. 19
Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK)* 42% of votes                    172 seats
New Democracy (ND)                      36%                             115
Communist Party of Greece (KKE)         11%                              13
*Andreas Papandreou, prime ministe

1985 Jun. 3
Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK)* 46% of votes                    161 seats
New Democracy (ND)                      41%                             126
Communist Party of Greece (KKE)         10%                              12
Communist Party of Greece(Interior)      2%                               1
(KKE-E: Kommunistiko Komma Elladas-Esoterikou)
*Andreas Papandreou, prime minister

1989 - Jun. 18
New Democracy (ND)*                     44% of votes                    144 seats
Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK)  39%                             125
Progressive Left Coalition (SAP)        13%                              28
*Tzannis Tzannetakis (conservative/communist coalition), prime minister

1989 Nov. 6
New Democracy (ND)*                     46% of votes                    148 seats
Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK)  41%                             128
Progressive Left Coalition (SAP)        11%                              21
*Xenophon Zolotas (all party "ecumenical" government), prime minister

1990 Apr. 8
New Democracy (ND)*                     47% of votes                    150 seats
Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK)  39%                             123
Progressive Left Coalition (SAP)        10%                              19
Alternative Ecologists                  0.8%                              1
Democratic Renewal (Dimokratiki Ananeosi)0.6%                             1
Independents                              1%                              4
*Constantinos Mitsotakis, prime minister

1993 Oct. 10
Panhellenic Socialist movement (PASOK)* 46.88% of votes                 170 seats
New Democracy (ND)                      39.30%                          111
Political Spring (Pol.An: Politiki Anixi)4.87%                           10
Greek Communist Party (KKE)              4.54%                            9
Progressive Left Coalition (SAP)         2.94%                            0
*Andreas Papandreou, prime minister.

1996 September 22

Panhellenic Socialist movement (PASOK)* 41.49% of votes                 162 seats
New Democracy (ND)                      38.12%                          108
Communist Party of Greece(KKE)          5.61%                            11      
Progressive Left Coalition (Synaspismos)5.12%                            10
Democratic Movement of Social Equality  4.43%                             9

*Constantinos  Simitis Prime Minister 





Presidents of Greece: 

Note: With the exception of a brief period in the 1920s and 1930s, Greece has been a monarchy since 1833. The monarchy was officially abolished following a referendum in December 1974. Since then, Greece has been a Presidential Parliamentary Republic.

1828-31:        Ioannis Kapodistrias
1924-6:         Admiral Pavlos Koundouriotis
1926            General Theodoros Pangalos*
1926-9          Admiral Pavlos Koundouriotis
1929-35         Alexandros Zaimis
1973:           Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos*
1973-74:        General Phaidon Gizikis*
1974-75:        Michael Stasinopoulos
1975-80:        Constantinos Tsatsos
1980-85:        Constantinos Karamanlis
1985-90:        Christos Sartzetakis
1990-95         Constantinos Karamanlis
1995-           Constantine Stephanopoulos

*Held office by virtue of usurped power through a military coup.


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